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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese Politics Part 2 – China and the World by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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About the Course

One of the most significant changes in the world in the past 30 years is the opening of China to the outside world and its engagement with that world. In the initial years of the opening, external forces influenced China’s economy, regional balances, bureaucracy, as well as the political authority of local leaders in the coastal areas. More recently, the world is feeling the effects of a rising China which seeks resources and talent from all around the globe and uses its financial wealth to strengthen its position in the world. This course tracks the opening of China up from 1978 until it joins the WTO, focusing on how the world affected China’s internal development. We then look at various aspects of China’s “going out strategy” — its search for energy, talent, as well as its relations with the United States and the states within the Asia-Pacific region. The instructor has been deeply engaged in research on all these topics, having lived in China during various stages of China’s opening to the outside world. Course Overview video:

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Great course. Timeless information. Provides a backdrop for understanding China's political perspective today.


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Great learning opportunity, and one of the best courses on coursera when studying Modern Chinese Politics, and their implications for the broader world.

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Jul 24, 2020


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Jan 27, 2018

good course and enjoyed every moment of it

By Joy S

May 28, 2019

Good, current info. Thought-provoking

By Першина М Ю

Mar 21, 2020

comparing to Chinese politics part 1, this one was a little bit better, but still boring, sorry, I don't recommend this course

By Jiawen Z

Dec 16, 2021